Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaias update: 7:00 PM, Friday, July 31

Hurricane Isaias continues to track toward the US East Coast and is projected to turn to the NNE, tracking along the coastline from Florida into New England.  See the latest hurricane information on the National Hurricane Center website.

The storm is expected to affect our neighborhood beginning Monday morning, August 3, and leave our area late Tuesday, August 4.

These following three maps show:

  • Anticipated time of arrival for storm winds
  • Current rainfall projections.  As the storm progresses this likely will change with use receiving more rain than currently indicated.
  • Projected storm track.  An “H” in a black circle indicates hurricane (winds over 73 MPH); an “S” in a black circle indicates tropical storm winds (39 – 73 MPH).

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Rainfall amount projections.  Look for the rainfall projected for our neighborhood to increase as the storm approaches.

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]

Probably path of storm center.  The area shaded in white dots is the area likely to be affected by the storm, including wind and rain.

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Here is the latest briefing from the National Weather Service, Wakefield VA.

Finally, here is information on where to find NOAA weather radio on your weather radio receiver or scanner.

KHB36 Manassas 162.550 NORMAL Baltimore/Washington VA
KHB37 Norfolk 162.550 NORMAL Wakefield VA
KJY86 South Boston 162.525 NORMAL Blacksburg VA
KJY99 Accomack 162.525 NORMAL Wakefield VA
KZZ28 Covesville 162.450 NORMAL Baltimore/Washington VA
WXK65 Richmond 162.475 NORMAL Wakefield VA
WXL60 Roanoke 162.475 NORMAL Blacksburg VA
WXL92 Lynchburg 162.550 NORMAL Blacksburg VA
WXM57 Heathsville 162.400 NORMAL Wakefield VA
WZ2500 Sand Mtn 162.450 NORMAL Blacksburg VA
WZ2527 Fredericksburg 162.425 NORMAL Baltimore/Washington VA
WZ2543 Richlands 162.425 NORMAL Blacksburg VA

STORM WARNING: Poss severe weather, August 3-4

As of early Friday, July 31, Hurricane Isaias is passing over Eastern Cuba and is predicted to move up the US East Coast.

Current projections show tropical storm force winds possibly affecting our neighborhood Monday and Tuesday, August 3-4.

Tropical storm winds are 39 – 73 MPH.  Because wind circulation around hurricanes and tropical storms is counter-clockwise, when hurricanes or tropical storms move up the East Coast, winds affecting our neighborhood blow directly across the Chesapeake Bay, from the Northeast.

We will post more weather advisories as projections become more specific.  Meanwhile, the maps below show projections for Isaias as of 8:00 AM, Friday, July 31.   Note that current projections show Isaias affecting our neighborhood Monday and Tuesday, August 3 and 4.

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The map above indicates tropical-storm-force winds will arrive in our area during the day Monday, August 3, departing Tuesday, August 4.

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The map above indicates Isaias will be a hurricane when it passes off-shore, affecting our neighborhood Tuesday, August 4.

Follow the course of Isaias on the National Hurricane Center website.

To prepare for this storm, please check your property:

  • Remove or tie down outdoor furniture including grills — outdoor furniture, grills, bicycles can be blown around in tropical storm or hurricane force winds, smashing windows and doors and causing other damage.
  • Tie down boats, or, remove the boat from the water and place it in a sheltered location.
  • Ensure all doors and windows are closed and locked, especially those facing the water.
  • Be prepared for electrical outages, possibly lasting a few days.  Our community water system is powered by a backup generator, which means all homes on the community water system will have water even if electrical power is lost.  Homes on individual wells will not have water unless you have a generator to power your well pump.